Psychology BA

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Psychology BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 3,555 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 12,660

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Psychology is a complex and ever changing field for study. It is an excellent choice for anyone who has a deep fascination with the workings of the human mind, or anyone who wants to know the science which underlies how individuals and organisations change minds and influence people.

    The University of Guelph’s BA degree program in Psychology is multifaceted. It will provide you with a solid basis in the theories and methodologies of modern psychology, but it will also give you experience with experiments projects and other empirical work as well as a solid preparation for a graduate education in the field, if you so desire.  

    This degree program can be taken as a 4 year Major, a 4 year Honours Program, or a 4 year program with an additional year in an Honours or Major Co-op. Honours level courses are available, but you will have to maintain a 70% or better cumulative average to enrol in them.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.

    You will have 2 primary options for your curriculum, as well as an extensive selection of elective modules. The choices are a ‘Regular Stream’ culminating in the Practical Applications in Psychology module or an ‘Honours Thesis Stream’ culminating in the Advanced Research Methods and Statistics modules and the Thesis itself.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Making Sense of Data in Psychological Research
    • Foundational Skills for Psychology

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Teams, Leadership, and Professional Behaviour
    • Psychological Methods and Statistics
    • Principles of Learning
    • Sensation and Perception
    • Behavioural Neuroscience I
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Social Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Personality
    • Historical and Critical Perspectives on Psychology
    • Psychological Measurement
    • Conducting Statistical Analyses in Psychology

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Putting Psychology to Work
    • Historical and Critical Perspectives on Psychology
    • Psychological Measurement
    • Conducting Statistical Analyses in Psychology

    Year 4 Modules Include:

    • Practical Applications of Psychology
    • Advanced Research Methods and Statistics
    • Honours Thesis I & II

    Learning And Teaching

    University of Guelph relies in many standard teaching methods to convey the content above. These will almost certainly include formal lectures, interactive tutorials and skills sessions as well as seminar style classes. It is also a major research university, and you will be able to contribute to these programs in later years.

    The Psychology program in particular involves lab work experience, as well as a grounding in important research and testing techniques.

    Career Possibilities

    Many U of G Psychology students have gone on to graduate school or PhD level studies at Guelph or elsewhere, or have attained professional qualifications. Some have become Psychological Analysts, Social Workers, Psychological Researchers and Clinical Psychologists.  

    You’ll also have learned about perception, learning, cognition and social psychology and gained a wide range of general skills. These could easily lead to a career in Sales, Marketing or in a completely unrelated field.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a secondary school education or the international equivalent.  The specifics vary and can be found here:

    All classes are taught in English unless otherwise noted, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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